Originally Posted by jojo
Nowhere have I suggested any sample was tampered with. To me, it's pretty obvious that the collectively bargained procedure for sample handling was violated and it's possible that as a result the sample integrity was compromised. That position derives objectively from fact.
Proof of tampering absolutely was NOT needed. MLB failed to guarantee that sample integrity wasn't compromised. Those are two distinctly separate issues. You shouldn't brush with such broad strokes.
BTW, you've continually mischaracterized my position and it seems to be because you keep viewing this issue through a preconceived filter.
This is your opinion and not mine. I assume it is in the collective bargaining agreement but that is of no consequence to me. It just confirms to me that MLB ownership and MLB players aren't taking the issue seriously. There is ZERO proof that the either sample (there were 2 that were both POSITIVE) was tampered with. That makes the idea of him being innocent almost impossible.
I agree, you have taken the position of covering your eyes with your hand and saying you have no idea. I think in doing that, you have firmly established your position. Baseball can be a bunch of spineless wonders in handling this issue or they can take a stand and put a stop to it regardless of the players desires. Until they do that, it's all just puffing on their part. They don't care.
Unless Braun changes his injection habits, he's going to burst into flames at some point. Hard for a fire not to start with this much smoke. The suggestion that he has ever "proven" his innocence is comical to say the least. Baseball already established his guilt. Getting off on a technicality is just that, a technicality that proves nothing in the least.
We can keep going, or not. I care about the integrity of baseball and the tradition of the records that have been established over the 100+ years. Some don't care how the records are set. Obviously, one is free to make that choice and I am free to disagree.